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Lqor Government is based
The Quality of Liberty
on the Consent of the!
we possess is Equal to the J
Quantity of Restraint
we Put Upon the Govern-
Daniel Webster. ;
Hew to the Line.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, AUGUST 15, 1896.
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
A VOICE IN THE WILDER
NESS. Aftsb weeks of labor and mo
mentous exhaustion, the mountain
hu been delivered of a mouse, in
the form of a manifesto or an ad
dress from the McKinley goldbug
Republican State committee. It is
tutknticated by the signatures of
Sir John Dooly and a Mrs. Farns
rorth as president and secretary,
respectively. To an untutored ear
the screed sounds like the wail of
a lost soul while wandering in Plu
tonian darkness, dreading the fire
of retribution to which it knows it
is inevitably 'drifting. The appeal
of Sir John, the Lord Chancellor
of the Exchequer, to the recalci
trant pseudo members of his party,
is agonizing and piteous. He first
tries to reason, then to threaten,
uid at last to cajole; all for the
jurpose of getting into line of
sction the scattered forces of the
g. o. p., now scampering in rout
aid disorder from the field of bat
tit. It is the weak voice of a com
nunder, vainly striving to stay the
stampede of a panic-stricken army
of voters. The keynote of the
document is "protection," "reci
procity" and "bounties."
L is true these nauseous drugs
are mgar-coated with a little silver,
in older to make the dose go down;
like the mother, who administers
castor oil to her boy, and promises
candj afterwards to take the bad
taste out of his mouth. Sir John
Dooly has made McKinley and
protection the corner stone of the
campagn, and with a few garbled
figures and false statements, tries
to coirance his party that prosperi
ty, like manna, will drop from the
skies, aid that every man will eith
er be ax owner or an employee in
a paying manufacturing institution
in sixty lays after McKinley's elec
tion, Hs attacks the administra
tion for their "issue of bonds in
time of peace," but omits to state
that the leading Senators and Con
gressmen of his own party sup
ported the measure and defended
the actio of Cleveland and Car
lisle in this matter.
A small chunk of taffy is held
out to tie old soldiers, by way of
an assertion, that the Democratic
party has exhibited the "bitterest
hostility to every deserving Union
soldier." In the face of the fact
that the pension rolls are larger
now than ever in the history of the
country, this sounds like one of
Artemus "Ward's jokes.1 '
This aitempt to flaunt the ensan
guined miflpr garment, doubtless
caused the wobbling banker who
penned it, to wink his other eye,
and dream that it might be the
means of permitting him to strut
like a poucher pigeon along Penn
sylvania avenue, with the cognom
en of the Senator from Utah added
to his euphonious name.
A little lily-white coating k ex
tended to-the ladies, for the pur
pose of getting the fair skters to
esposse the cause with seal tad
akcrity. The address coaelades
ith an appeal to allow "we '"
to nominate a set of McKinley
electors, and "you 'una" to unite
with "we 'uns" to elect a Congress
man and local officers; and notice is
given that no teat will be required
at the primaries, and that no bar
riers will be erected to keep out a
Taken altogether, the committee,
through their chairman, have pre
sented about as stale a dish of
"crow" as can be imagined. It is
the voice of one crying in the wil
derness, "We are lost." "Come to
our rescue or we perish." The
goldbugs of Utah will gather
around this standard, but the peo
ple will seek relief under the ban
ner of Bryan and free silver.
ANARCHY AND THE SU
One of the principal criticisms of
the goldbug Democrats, and Mc
Kinley Republicans, of the Chicago
platform, is on that portion which
denounces the Supreme Court of
the United States for their decision
in the income tax case. The fol
lowers of Bryan and the Chicago
platform are called "anarchists,"
"socialists" and "revolutionists,"
for the reason that they pronounced
strongly against the majority opin
ion in that noted case. It will be
remembered that the Supreme Court
of the United States consists of
nine members, and in the first
hearing of the case a majority of
the court held the income tax law
was constitutional; a few weeks
later, on a rehearing of the case,
the same court decided the law un
constitutional, the judges standing
five to four. Some one of the
Judges on the last hearing changed
his mind. No one knows to this
day which of the judges changed
his opinion, not even the clerk of
the court, and his name rests in ob
scurity for some unknown reason.
But, as to the charge that the
Bryan adherents are bad men and
unpatriotic, on account of their
pointed criticism of this unwise de
cision, the Broad Ax would reply
by publishing a few extracts from
the dissenting opinions of the four
distinguished judges who refused
to yield to the clamor of the money
power, as against the liberties of
Justice Harlan said: "In my
judgment to say nothing of the
former adjudications of this court,
and of the settled practice of the
government this decision may well
excite the gravest apprehensions.
It strikes at the very foundations
of national authority."
In closing his opinion the same
judge remarks: The practical ef
fect of the decision today is to give
to certain kinds of property a po
sition of favoritism and advantage
inconsistent with the fundamental
principles of "our social organisa
tion." Justice Brown said: "As I can
not escape the conviction that the
decision of the court in this great
case is fraught with immeasurable
danger to the future of the country,
and that it approaches te propor
tions of a national calamity, I feel
it a duty to enter my protest
Jtfr. Justice Jackson said: "Con
sidered ia all its bearings, this de
cision is, ia 7 judgment, the most
disastrous kleo ever struck at the
constitational power of Congress."
Ttfr JaBtice White, ako, said in
dodngi It, I rahaait, greatly to
bedeflored that, after more than
oselwndrsd years of twrnational
existence; after the government had
withstood the strain of foreign wars
and the dread ordeal of civil strife,
and its people have become united
and powerful, this court should
consider itself compelled to go back
to a long repudiated and rejected
theory of the constitution."
Read the foregoing extracts care
fully, and then it becomes plain
that the Chicago platform does not
deal with that decision as harshly
as did the dissenting members of
that court themselves. If this be
anarchy, then nearly one half of
the judges of the Supreme Court
It has often been asserted, and
it is true, that with the decline in
the price of silver all products of
the farm and mill kept pace with
silver, and declined in the same
ratio. With the absolute demone
tization of silver, and its steady de
cline to the present price, gold has
advanced, and all other commodities-have
followed silver. In other
words, it requires a larger amount
of silver, wheat, cotton, or any
other production to balance the ap
preciated value of gold. Gold be
ing recognized as the only money
metal, it at once becomes scarcer
and more valuable, and a larger
amount of all other commodities
must be given in exchange for gold.
When silver was recognized as a
minting metal it was worth $1.29
an ounce, and wheat was worth
$1.25 per bushel; when silver went
to 90 cents an ounce, wheat de
clined to 85 cents, and when silver
struck the 60 cent mark, wheat
went down to 50 cents. This is
true of all the food products, as well
as the whole list of commodities,
including land, live stock, and the
price of labor.
When gold goes up everything
else goes down except taxes, inter
est and debts. The effect of this
bears hardest on the producing and
debtor class. If a man borrows
$100.00 and wheat is $1.00 per
bushel, or labor $2.00 per day, he
can pay the debt with one hundred
bushels of wheat, or with fifty days
labor; but with the advance of gold
(money) and the decline in all other
values, it requires him to raise two
hundred bushels of wheat, or to
labor one hundred days to discharge
the debt. This, of course, is to the
advantage of the money lender;
should he want to purchase any
commodity, his gold dollars with
their appreciated value would get
for him twice as much as it would
if there was a competing dollar in
circulation ; and this is one reason
the goldbug does not want the sil
ver dollar to be put into the chan
nels of trade. Money itself is not
ralue: it is only the measure of
value. A man who loans one hun
dred dollars, does not loan value,
but merely its representative. When
a loan is repaid it requires the sur
render oi labor, or of some com
modity or product of toil either of
brain or muscle. When money,
the representative of value is scarce,
it requires more toil, brain, and
muscle to obtain it. Money is
called the yard stick of trade. Let
ns have two yard sticks of equal
length, one of yellow metal and
one of white metal. One is not
enough to do the business of the
country, and as long as we try to
do business on a single standard,
just so long will the Money market
be bullish and the product market
bearish. When we get a money
competitor in the field in the shape
of free silver, then and not until
then will there be an equilibrium
Several of the religious journals
of the country cannot forbear to
drop their Christianity aud wander
into the field of politics. Among
them is the N. Y. Independ
ent, the N. Y. Evangelist, The
Congregationalist, the Living
Church, Chicago, The Watchman,
of Boston, and several others of
Methodist persuasion. These teach
ers of good morals, are of course
goldbugs to the core, and pro
nounce the followers of the Chi
cago platform, as bad men, fanatics,
madmen, not having common sense
or common honesty. They seem to
forget that this is a time for argu
ment and not for abuse. Remem
ber, "A soft answer turneth away
wrath, but grievous words stir up
HOKE, ZANE & COSTIGAH,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law.
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y VAX COTT,
507 McComick Block, Salt Lakh City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
H. L. PICKETT,
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 and 82 commercial Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
L. M. ARMSTRONC,
ATTOBSXT AXD OOUMTLOa ai Law...
Cl Commercial Block,
t Pncliaii tilth tarts,
SALT LAKE CITY.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Rooms 93 and 04 Commercial Block.
Salt Lake City.
GRAHAM F. PUTNAM.
31 32 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City,
POWERS, STRAUP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
QRWMI1S & GRITCJUiOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. RAWLINS. B. B. CBITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
rttry at gw,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
- Real Estate Loans.
R. N. BASKIN.
E. D. HOOK.
BASKIN & HOGE.
140 SOUTH MAIN.
Commercial Block, Sak Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2408 Washington Ave., Ogden, Utah.
FRANK K. NEBEKER,
Kooa No. 2, Rick's Block, Loga. Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING, I
First National Bank Building,
PROVO, UTAH. I
, Sole agent for Tooman'a New York lUt The
Leader. We alao cany Stetmn'i and
other One hat.
15 Tiff'ft'n Gtroot-
HATS, CAPS 4 GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
Capital, $75,000.00 1
Office under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
HARRIS & WILSON,
NO. 15 WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
- Fire IngnrancB
Jf en York
Z8-8U Mam Street.
Lowest prices for Family supplies, j
Dry Goods, Shoes, etc. i
TRY THEM. I
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A. J. SEARE,
PRACTICAL WATCH AND MlUm
JEWELER AND ENGRAVER.
Full stock of Watches and all kinds of Jewelry
at lowest prices.
327 W. SOUTH TEMPLE ST.
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
ISALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Manager.
fL (. IBELEY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
266 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not buy the beat there Is (or the
monej on the market.
The Shoe Builder, manufacture them.
3B W. FIRST SOOTH 8T. SALT LAKE CITT.
S. D EVANS,
BSUOS XLCCX, 23 STATX ST.,
SALT LAUE CITY. UTAH.
Open all "'gt Telephone 3M.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Main St, Salt Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers in Meats, Groceries, Fish, Poul
try and Provisions.
MINES AND LOANS.
A number of cheap Hoxxa, ButtDCTO Lara,
BimiH ass Fxoancnrx Bcxxxxaa Srrza. Rzc
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Alao KaB,XiiDO Pxoeracn and Monao Stock,
aome at nj down prteea. Kxxcux, Susaaixx,
PzxnTon, and properties adjacent thereto a ape
daltr. Moxxtto Loas at Terylovest rates. Call
on or address,
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48 WEST 2XD SOUTH STREET,
Salt Lazz Cm, Utah.
K.B. It will pay Inrestors witb Urge or small
mesas to call oa or correspond with
Qxo. H. Kvowwrx.
In OH Painting and
Art Needle Work
OIL PAINTINGS FOR SALE,
Irs. J. p. Taylor, .rtist,
Stodent of the Chicago Art Institnte.
Studio No. 710 Main St.
Wiscomb & Co ,
Tke bast place lor Family Supplies.
58 E. FIRST SOUTH ST.
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R. E. Thomas
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
The Majestic Oil Cooking Stoves
Are now within the reach of all.
Take adrantage of these prices:
One-Burner Store U-00
Two-Burner Store 8.00
Three-Burner Store 8JO
The only safe, reliable and odorless oil store
made others are experiment. The Majestic Oil
Cooking Store la better, cheaper and safer than maj
gamllne store. We hare reduced the price of
fts PIM Ifesil M te
When baring get the best and cheapest.
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J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treas.
Directors. John Henry Smith. Heber J. Grant,
J. F. Grant, B. F. Grant, Nathan Sear
GRANT SOAP CO.
Office ako factoit, 751 to 761 S. 3ib west St.
Manufacturers of Hign Grade Laundry
and Toilet 8oapo.
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Bir lliTt Tonrr:
PCfE TAB, PERFECT FLOATING.
J. F. GRANT. Manager.
Salt Lakk Crrr, - Utah.
Co-operative Furniturs Cg.
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicycles and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAM STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
JOHN HEIL, Mgr. Btautrzia IS7I.
Mountain Ice Co.,
534 W. Third South St.,
"SALT LAKE CITY.
Tsxzrsoxz 48. UTAH.
F. A. SAKUTH
Fla ArUmtUs TAIL9BL1G at mm
$15 CO sad ap.
3 50 sad up.
Crxs. W. Hdhl, Cutter.
NO. 65 W. SECOND SOUTH
J M. TB0MPSOWS
Shoe Dressing Parlorst
34 C. SECOND SOUTH ST.
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